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To Make Sand To Put In Clocks


This is an excerpt from Le Menagier de Paris
(France, 1393 - Janet Hinson, trans.)
The original source can be found at David Friedman's website

TO MAKE SAND TO PUT IN CLOCKS. Take the lime dust which falls when they saw those great blocks of black marble, then boil it very well in wine like a piece of meat and skim it, and then put it to dry in the sun, then put it on to boil, skim, and then dry nine times: and thus it will be good.

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